Dashed Hopes 
2008.02.14 16:14 - Entertainment, Comics, Microcode
Q: Is it can be KotOR 3?

A: NO.

... I'll be honest, the KotOR games, even as shoddily unfinished as KotOR 2 is (even after all this time--hurry the heck up, guys!), were the best Star Wars movies I've had since the special edition was in the theaters.

... I think I'm going to see what I can find for KotOR mods when I get home. I have some time off next week and the week after that I isn't completely allocated, and it's been quite a while since I stayed up all night to play through KotOR 1.

FWIW, I like the KotOR comics Dark Horse is publishing quite a bit, as well. They aren't as "mature" as the Legacy series that's out, but I find them a great deal more fun, which I like in my entertainment.

[Addendum: Credit where it's due: both links concerning the EA press release came from TheForce.Net.]
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One Stop Shopping 
2008.02.11 11:29 - Guns, Zombie Preparedness
Just in case.

Actually, I'm pretty sure that one's a joke, but I doubt the guys at FBMG would turn down your money if you wanted it. That said, the shotgun loadout's not a bad idea for a home defense kit, though you obviously don't need the camo, body armor, night vision, etc. in that case. Unless you are seriously concerned about an impending zombie outbreak. (If you're really concerned about needing a shotgun for survival or defense emergencies, you might find this appropriate.)

In which case, I'm sure you already have a guide book.
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Here's An Obscure Gun 
2008.02.08 15:00 - Guns
Scroll about halfway down, to the ugly-looking chromed revolver with the funny marks on its cylinder.

What you're looking at is a rare bit of turn-of-the-century gun technology: the Union Automatic Revolver. I really don't know much about the gun, except that it's an autorevolver produced about the same time as the Webley-Fosbery of Zardoz 'fame'.0 I found a mention of it on an ugly Tripod page about the Fosbery part of the Webley-Fosbery, but hadn't seen anything else at all until this afternoon, when I stumbled across the page above, and a closed auction at GunsAmerica.

It's interesting to note that there are, apparently, a few surviving examples of the Union Automatic floating around, and that it's a really homely critter.

0. Actually, for some better and more detailed information on the Webley, you can try the Wikipedia entry, and this article. The Webley-Fosbery also gets a significant mention in Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, and in the Humphrey Bogart film of the same name. I haven't seen or read any of those, though.

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Conservatives have a Catch-22 
2008.02.07 11:06 - News and Politics
Once in a while, I check out blogs that aren't in the ever-growing pile of feeds in my Google Reader subscriptions. Today, that's led to Kim du Toit's rundown of the most likely outcome of the Republican presidential primary.

I'd be depressed, but I am given to understand that I have a package from the gun range waiting for me, and I just ordered a steel guide rod and pretty grips for my CZ.

Link blatantly stolen from Say Uncle.

[Update: So, Mitt Romney's out. No, I don't think Huckabee is a serious, or good, candidate. Hopefully, he'll drop soon.]
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The Magpul Masada is dead 
2008.02.01 12:11 - Guns, Magpul Masada/Bushmaster ACR, Internet Stupidity
Long live the Bushmaster ACR.

No word on whether the ACR will be available in anything other than 5.56 now that Bushmaster is on board.
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